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Family Routines Have Gone To The Dogs

Well, just one dog, and she’s smart

From author’s personal photo collection

Back before the pandemic lockdowns, I thought I knew the family dog pretty well. She has only one squeaky toy that she will retrieve for treats. She retreats into her kennel whenever I enter my bedroom. She has a disdain for the delivery people and the mailman in particular! This seemed like pretty standard behavior based on my experience…




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Joel A. Johnson

Joel A. Johnson

Family man, & creative who enjoys karaoke, poetry, & balance sports (skating & skiing). I focus on social justice. Writes for The Lark, AfroSapiophile, WEOC

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